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The Department of Ophthalmology specializes in an extensive range of ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, vitreoretinal disease, corneal disease, uveitis, neuroophthalmologic disease, strabismus, amblyopia, and eyelid.

Medical services

The outpatient clinic provides care in specialized therapeutic areas including glaucoma, macula, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, hereditary retinal disorder, keratoconjunctiva, uvea, neuroophthalmology, strabismus/amblyopia, retinopathy of prematurity, eyelid and low vision. Patients with cataracts are also treated by specialists in those areas.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

Treatment plans for inpatients are discussed and determined at weekly ward conferences in which all assistant professors in charge of the ward participate and during rounds headed by a professor and an associate professor. Treatment plans for outpatients are determined based on discussion by specialists in the outpatient clinic.



In addition to corneal transplant, surgery using the patient’s own corneal cells and oral mucosal cells can also be performed to treat severe eye surface problems such as alkali burn.


The department develops advanced drug therapy for normal tension glaucoma, and selects surgical options according to each patient’s condition. Treatment for refractory glaucoma has been given to many patients.


The most advanced drug therapy, laser treatment such as photodynamic therapy, and surgical therapy are frequently performed to treat macular disease such as age-related macular degeneration.


Laser therapy, surgery and other procedures are performed depending on the condition of the disease.

Retinal detachment

The optimal surgical procedure is selected according to the condition of the disease. Surgery for special cases accompanying trauma and atopic dermatitis is also available.


Based on the symptoms of the patients, prism corrections, surgical.


We perform a PCR test and make appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Target diseases

Cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, epimacular membrane, macular hole, retinal vein occlusion, keratoconjunctival disorder, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, optic nerve disease, ophthalmoplegia, strabismus, amblyopia, ptosis

Advanced treatments/ Specialized treatments

Rapid diagnosis (PCR) for refractory eye infections (virus, bacteria, fungi)

Frequently performed tests

  • Visual acuity test/ fundus test
  • Slit-lamp microscopy: Examination of cornea and cataract
  • Detailed funduscopy: Examination of disorders at the back of an eye
  • Perimetry: Visual field examination
  • Three-dimensional image analysis (anterior and fundus)
  • Fluorescein fundus angiography: Detection of vascular abnormalities at the back of an eye using a contrast agent
Makoto Aihara

Makoto Aihara


Ophthalmology, Department of Corneal Transplantation


M.D., Ph.D


Glaucoma, Neurobiochemistry, Ocular Pharmacology

Research Interests

・the analysis of the risk factor activating glaucoma

・the study of the surgical outcomes of glaucoma

・the elucidation to the pathology of increasing intraocular pressure through bioactive lipids

・the development of new drops for glaucoma


Japanese, English

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Numbers of in- and outpatients treated in this department

Inpatients: Outpatients:
Total: 2,058 Daily mean:2,684
Daily mean: 36.7 Monthly mean (new patients) : 50,216
Daily mean: 206.7
Imcoming referral rate: 96.4%
Outgoing referral rate:120.1%


Numbers of major operations and treatments performed

Name of inpatient surgery Number
Cataract surgery 1,212
2 Vitreoretinal surgery 403
3 Glaucoma surgery 325
4 Corneal transplant 104
5 Lacrimal surgery 107


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